2016 Hyundai Veloster
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Veloster an "odd duck," in a good way

by from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 19, 2016

I have named my new Veloster "Daffy" because it is an "odd duck" of a car. I mean that positively, though. It is a 3 door, 4 passenger sports car, which is a bit quirky. It has a 1.6 litre engine, a b...
I have named my new Veloster "Daffy" because it is an "odd duck" of a car. I mean that positively, though. It is a 3 door, 4 passenger sports car, which is a bit quirky. It has a 1.6 litre engine, a bit more than a lawnmower but with decent pep, largely due to its turbo boost. Gas mileage so far (a little over 500 miles) has been what I expected - 26 mpg city, 35 mpg hwy (one long trip). Comfort is okay, though it is a bit awkward to get in and out of the back seat from the driver's side. Entrance and exit to and from the driver's seat is somewhat tight for this 73 year old driver. So far I am pleased with the purchase. time will tell how reliable it is.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Don't believe the car magazine reviews!

by from Tampa, FL on April 13, 2017

I'll start by saying this, I've owned a lot of cars....like a looooot. I'm also the stereotypical "car guy". I've worked as a technician, a service writer, a service writer, and an extended warranty c...
I'll start by saying this, I've owned a lot of cars....like a looooot. I'm also the stereotypical "car guy". I've worked as a technician, a service writer, a service writer, and an extended warranty claims adjuster. I've owned a truck, Jeep, BMW, two 350z's, a Mustang GT, and a 5th generation Camaro SS....and those are the only noteworthy ones. The others were boring sedans or "one foot in grave" mechanic specials. Beyond that, I've driven countless other vehicles, let's say, enthusiastically. I've owned my Veloster Turbo for just over a month now and I absolutely love this thing! Is it the fastest car I've ever driven, of course not. Is it more fun to drive than any other vehicle I've owned? Without question! And yes, that includes the Zs, Mustang, and Camaro. Beyond the "fun factor", this car is an incredible bang for the buck. It gets great gas mileage considering how often you'll keep your foot in it to keep boost rolling for the fun factor bits. As far as reliability is concerned, my work as a technician and extended warranty claims adjuster is my justification for rating it so high. In all my years of dealing with the repair of vehicles from practically every manufacturer out there, Kia/Hyundai always avoided the shops a bit more frequently. So much so that as a claims adjuster(2 years worth), I only saw TWO claims come through for a Hyundai/Kia. The repair? A $5 coupler and a couple hours of labor. To put that into perspective, I alone would handle Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, GM, Ford, and Honda/Acura claims where each manufacturer would have a running total of somewhere around $50,000-$200,000 in repair costs to the tune of 20-500 individual claims housing thousands of repairs....within SIX MONTH! This car is absolutely fantastic. Huge fun-factor, great gas mileage, super reliable, and probably the best bang for the buck out there in terms of RELIABLE hot hatch. Absolutely love this car!
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My kids and I were T-boned by a Ram truck!

by from Roseville, CA on May 9, 2017

I was hit on the drivers side. The car did its job. We have no injuries. Thank God! The insurance may total the vehicle due to the structure damage and airbags being deployed, based on the value and w...
I was hit on the drivers side. The car did its job. We have no injuries. Thank God! The insurance may total the vehicle due to the structure damage and airbags being deployed, based on the value and what I owe but the car withstood major impact and my 4 and 13 year old were shook up but didn't have a scratch. In addition to it style, features, upgrades and great gas mileage the Veloster Turbo is safe!
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Perfect mom car

by from Cincinnati oh on March 29, 2017

I got the turbo m/t, it's Amazing for a mommy who is used to sports cars. Has all the room and space I need. It's fun also. Leather is nice. It hugs you and is pretty quick.
I got the turbo m/t, it's Amazing for a mommy who is used to sports cars. Has all the room and space I need. It's fun also. Leather is nice. It hugs you and is pretty quick.
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Love it!

by from Seattle, WA on March 14, 2017

I love this car so much. It is amazing and I love how it looks and drives. It handles well and it has a unique look. Everyone I've showed it to loves it as well.
I love this car so much. It is amazing and I love how it looks and drives. It handles well and it has a unique look. Everyone I've showed it to loves it as well.
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Fun Little Ride

by from Santa Fe on April 23, 2017

The Veloster is on the list of "Recommended" vehicles by Consumer Reports, and it's easy to see why. This is a great little car with sporty styling, great economy, and reliability. And when it comes ...
The Veloster is on the list of "Recommended" vehicles by Consumer Reports, and it's easy to see why. This is a great little car with sporty styling, great economy, and reliability. And when it comes to features, Hyundai doesn't hold anything back on its standard equipment. The ride is definitely not plush, and can be a little choppy on rough streets, but on the highway, this puppy is much smoother, and flies up to highway speeds in nothing flat. At very low speeds (like parking or stop-and-go driving), the transmission is a little jumpy, and you have to keep your foot ready on the brake pedal for unexpected lunges. This may be an issue only during break-in - we shall see.
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Just Odd

by from Rochester, MN on August 30, 2016

I had this vehicle for a few days rental while in Vegas so I can't give long term reliability information. I had the base non-turbo edition with the manumatic transmission. What I liked about the...
I had this vehicle for a few days rental while in Vegas so I can't give long term reliability information. I had the base non-turbo edition with the manumatic transmission. What I liked about the car.. It is comfortable and the seating position is great. My friend who is 6'3" was also comfortable in the passengers seat. The drivers position is good and ergonomics are also nice. Changing lanes is a bit challenging as the C-Pillar is wide and vision out the back is questionable as the glass elongates the view. But there is good road feel and handling. Now driving the car, the mechanicals are like nothing I have ever experienced biggest complaint is the transmission. With the manumatic transmission in "sport" mode it would switch much after the paddle or stick was moved to the next gear position. Granted we took this bad boy to Death Valley so there was incline and decline needs for power, but even on the city streets the transmission the transmission could not find a gear it was comfortable in. This is a car for 2 or less people, the back seat is minimal and not designed for people, you can transport people in it but quite possibly violate humanitarian laws In all, it would be a fun car to drive with an actual manual (stick) and a little more power with out having to add the turbo option.
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Does not recommend this car

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Brand New and Fast!

by from Lexington, SC on February 19, 2016

All the new bells and whistles when it comes to updated technology! It does have the Hyundia Blue Link system to start and warm your car from your cell phone but if you buy manual transmission, it wil...
All the new bells and whistles when it comes to updated technology! It does have the Hyundia Blue Link system to start and warm your car from your cell phone but if you buy manual transmission, it will not start the car. Makes sense since the clutch has to be depressed to start. This car accelerates so fast you you want realize the speed at times! The Tech package gives you leather seats and sunroof which is so simple to use! I look forward to driving each day!
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zbigniew rzepczynski

by from on January 15, 2017

Turbo R Spec. Battery had dead cell and once replaced reliable. Power builds as turbo spools up, slight turbo lag. Low end torque makes for easy use of manual transmission. Fuel economy disappointin...
Turbo R Spec. Battery had dead cell and once replaced reliable. Power builds as turbo spools up, slight turbo lag. Low end torque makes for easy use of manual transmission. Fuel economy disappointing @ 25 mpg avg overall. Shifter is the best feature of the car, short precise throws, a real pleasure. No turbo ID on exterior so not a cop magnet. Relaxed @ >80+ mph. Car is fast, not quick. Factory incentives and dealer discounts make it an incredible bargain right now (January 2017).
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second veloster I have owned

by from davenport iowa on February 24, 2017

Bought base 2016 drove it one year put 7000 miles on it liked it so much I went back to the same dealer and exchanged it for another 2016 with more options. Great car no complaints or problems so f...
Bought base 2016 drove it one year put 7000 miles on it liked it so much I went back to the same dealer and exchanged it for another 2016 with more options. Great car no complaints or problems so far.
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